The debburn/cdrkit maintainers held an IRC meeting on #debburn on irc.debian.org, Tuesday, 2006-09-05, 19:00 UTC. 26 people were in the channel. Participating and "actively lurking": * Joerg Jaspert, developer / project admin * Eduard Bloch, developer * Steve McIntyre, developer * Peter Samuelson, contributor * Luis Medinas, Gentoo cdrtools maintainer * Christian Fromme, contributor * Motoko Aoyama (Note: in these minutes, "Joerg" is Joerg Jaspert, _not_ former upstream maintainer Joerg Schilling.) Joerg opened the meeting at 19:02 with a question: "Do we want to go away from source compatibility with cdrtools?" He believes that license problems prevent merging most patches from cdrtools anyway, except mkisofs. Eduard said it's possible to encourage contributors to send patches to both forks; Peter and Joerg suggested that patches might flow from cdrkit to cdrtools. Steve expressed some doubt that Joerg Schilling ever accepts outside patches to cdrecord anyway. Consensus was that source-level compatibility is _not_ worth the trouble, although command-line compatibility with cdrecord shall be provided at least until after etch is released. Joerg proposed a hacking policy of doing disruptive changes on a branch, and keeping the development trunk stable. Nobody disagreed. Joerg asked whether to split the source into multiple tarballs - wodim, cdda2wav, mkisofs, possibly the support libraries. He suggested that this be done after etch. Luis thought separate tarballs would be easier to maintain. Peter thought it was a good idea, though possibly a lot of work due to the use of libscg and libschily. Joerg agreed. Steve wanted to start phasing out libschily, as "we should be able to assume a working libc for our target platforms". More general agreement, though Joerg was concerned about ensuring portability. Peter asked for confirmation that cdrkit can officially require ANSI C. (The question had come up earlier as an aside, and several people had agreed.) Joerg proposed that this happen on a branch. Everyone agreed. Eduard asked for confirmation that the 'mods-archive' directory (a set of Debian cdrtools patches, already applied to cdrkit) could be deleted or moved. [Two minutes later he moved it outside the main tree.] Joerg asked about a policy for deciding to give someone svn commit access. He noted that while some contributors are well known from Debian work, other current and future contributors will come from outside Debian and will not be well known here. Peter suggested that it be decided simply based on a history of good patches. Steve agreed. Eduard suggested also requiring a gpg chain-of-trust. Joerg agreed that it's necessary to see some patches before giving a person commit access, and suggested that when someone asks for access, an existing commiter "advocate" the person. Luis thought that was fair. Eduard asked for opinions on a "copyright messages" policy, given the potential for social and legal FUD and harassment from the original upstream author. Peter clarified that this was about user-visible output messages, not copyright notices inside the source, which must be retained regardless. Joerg suggested leaving the original copyright lines in the output, and adding a line for the current maintainers where appropriate, as well as a notice not to bother the original author. Peter was unhappy with the verbose report currently output. Eduard proposed adding even more text, including the address for bug reports (email@example.com). Consensus was to add this notice, but also streamline the whole header somewhat. [Eduard wrote and committed a patch for this a few minutes after the meeting]. Eduard asked what to do about the bugs now open against cdda2wav and mkisofs in the Debian BTS. He suggested to "ping the contributors, wait 4 weeks, close?" Joerg agreed. After a bit of off-meeting-topic discussion, Joerg declared the meeting adjourned at 19:35.
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